Overcome, Session 3 (Overcome Being Forgotten): All Additional Resources

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Click Here for the suggested playlist for the Overcome unit.   Click Here for the Overcome Promotional Video Click Here for an invitation to the study from Pastor Alex Himaya Here are the magazine articles that were selected to go along with this session: Bible Studies For Life: Adults—Four Simple Words Bible Studies For Life: Adults (KJV)—Hope For [...]

Overcome, Session 3 (Overcome Being Forgotten): Intro Option for Parents/Current Events Connection

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It happens every summer. A horrifying news story about a child accidentally forgotten in a hot car. It’s every parent’s nightmare. Summarize the following news story about a New Mexico teenager who designed a car-seat alarm system that would alert distracted parents if they got too far away from a child still buckled into a [...]

Overcome, Session 4 (Overcome Hard Times): Live It Out Option for Women’s Groups

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Natalie Grant is a four time Dove Award winner for female vocalist of the year. Her song “Held” is one of her most personal and gut-wrenching recordings. Share this video with your small group. If you don’t see the video below, click here to watch on YouTube:  In an interview with 5 Fold Media, Natalie was [...]

Overcome, Session 4 (Overcome Hard Times): Introduction Option for Boomers

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Ask the question, “ What were you doing December 31, 1999? Allow for responses. If people have a hard time associating anything with that date, say or write on the board “Y2K.” Watch this news clip from December 1999. If you don’t see the video below, click here to watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLyUpIqvlLA   Many of [...]

Overcome, Session 3 (Overcome Being Forgotten): Live It Out Option for Men

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To conclude this session on how Joseph was seemingly forgotten, show the final scene from Rudy. Explain (for anyone that hasn’t seen the movie), that Rudy Rutiger was on the practice squad for Notre Dame for his entire college career. The previous coach had promised him that he would dress for one game, but when Notre Dame [...]

Overcome, Session 4 (Overcome Hard Times): Optional Discussion for Collegiates/Young Adults

Ask, Do you consider yourself a long-term planner or a spur of the moment planner? Explain. If time allows, create two posters with the phrases “Long term” and “Spur of the moment” on each one. Post these somewhere visible on a wall in your meeting room. Invite group members to consider the question and indicate [...]

Overcome, Session 4 (Overcome Hard Times): Additional Questions

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The Point: God has a plan to see you through any crisis.  Icebreaker What kind of crisis frequently makes you unsure about the future? Can you describe the most hopeless day of your life? Have you ever encountered an impossible problem? What is the worst crisis our nation has ever faced? What is a situation you [...]

Overcome, Session 3 (Overcome Being Forgotten): Optional Activity for College Students/Singles

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In this week’s session, we discover that Joseph remained faithful to use the gifts God gave him even while he was imprisoned. Joseph was able to interpret dreams—and he gave all credit for this ability to God. Help your group members recognize their spiritual gifts with the brief spiritual gifts inventory found here: Send this [...]

Overcome, Session 2 (Overcome Temptation): All Additional Resources

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Click Here for the suggested playlist for the Overcome unit.   Here are the magazine articles that were selected to go along with this session: Bible Studies For Life: Adults—Idols Away Bible Studies For Life: Adults (KJV)—Idols Away Bible Studies For Life: Young Adults—Strings Attached: Why the “Hook-Up” Culture Affects You Bible Studies For Life: Senior [...]

Overcome, Session 3 (Overcome Being Forgotten): Live It Out Option

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Several of the discussion questions for this session lead us to identify with those who feel forgotten. Question 3, for example (BSFL Adults, p. 97) asks, “What are some little things that allow us to demonstrate God’s concern to others?” Question 4 (BSFL Adults, p. 98) simply asks, “When have you felt forgotten?” This short [...]